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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Roads and Airports Department is to preserve, operate, and enhance the County's expressways, unincorporated roads, and three general aviation airports in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner to meet the needs of the traveling public.   

The County's Roads and Airports Department  operates and maintains 62 miles of expressway and 635 miles of rural and urban roadways in unincorporated areas, including 23 miles of sound walls, 168 bridges, 39 miles of carpool lanes, 164 signalized intersections, 4,500 street lights, 25,000 regulatory signs, and 2,185 drain inlets. It also operates and maintains the County's three general aviation airports at Reid-Hillview, Palo Alto and South County — comprised of 7 miles of runways and taxiways, 145 aircraft hangars, 648 open aircraft tie-down storage spaces.

Click here to view the Santa Clara County Official Road Book, showing all road sections within the County of Santa Clara maintained roads system. Current information regarding short-term County road closures and lane restrictions is available by calling the County's HOT LINE at 408-494-1382.   


NEWS - Recent Features 

Construction Update 9/29/15Phase 1 of the pavement overlay between El Camino and Highway 237 is scheduled for completion this week.  Phase  2 is scheduled to begin immediately after with an surface overlay that covers the roadway from curb to curb.  Concrete work for pedestrian ramps is ongoing.  Crack sealing between Homestead and Saratoga Ave is ongoing.  Deep pavement work between Homestead Rd and El Camino Real is scheduled for the week of October 5th. pvement work between Homestead Rd and El Camino Real is scheduled for the week of October 5th. 

There is loose gravel on the expressway.  The contractor is sweeping to keep up with the temporary condition. Please be aware and slow for the cone zone 

Lawrence Expressway Pavement Rehabilitation Project -The project provides for pavement repair & rehabilitation on a segment of Lawrence Expressway between Homestead Rd. and Highway 237 and crack sealing between Saratoga Ave and Homestead Rd. 
The project duration, weather permitting, is programmed for 2.5 months finishing mid November.
The work will include:

• Roadway excavation,
• Pavement repair,
• Crack sealing (between Homestead Rd and Saratoga Ave),
• Cold foam In place Recycling (CIR) between Homestead Rd and El Camino Real with pavement overlay
• Type II & Type III micro-surfacing between El Camino real and Hwy 237,
• Removal and replacement of curb and gutter,
• Removal and replacement of B3 curb removal
• Removal of concrete (sidewalk and pedestrian. ramps)
• Construction of ADA curb ramps,
• Retrofit of ADA curb ramps,
• Sidewalk construction
• And replacement of traffic stripes, pavement markings, pavement markers.

Foothill Loyola Press Release  Loyola overpass along Foothill Expressway at A Street in Los Altos under construction beginning April 13, 2015.  Lane closures on Foothill will be in effect 24 hours a day for approximately 9 months. Expect delays and long peak period queues.  Commuters encourage to travel off peak or use other arterials. For more information please visit project website.